Why Drain Cleaning is Important: What Goes Down Sometimes Comes Up Published on May 25, 2016 It’s that time of year when homeowners in Ogden have been cleaning out their closets, mopping the floors, and giving the house a deep scrub. But what about your drains? You can’t forget to clean out your drains! You may have a liquid drain cleaning product for when the the kitchen sink is backing up or the toilet won’t drain, but slapping a band-aid on the situation often won’t make it disappear. Plumbing problems that seem small usually end up being big problems if they aren’t properly resolved. Even if you think it’s just a slow drain, you need to have complete drain cleaning to make sure it doesn’t harm the entire system and leave you with a giant (and expensive) problem. Remember, no plumbing problem is ever too minor to require a drain cleaning. There are several reasons why household drains can end up clogged. For kitchen drains, the most common reasons are going to be pieces of food and oils. Make sure you start your garbage disposal and try not to throw things like oils, vegetable peels, and pasta down the drain because they will all make mayhem for your pipes and other plumbing components. For bathroom sinks, tubs, and showers, the typical reasons for drain clogs will be hair that has fallen out, soap scum, and foreign objects. (Is your child missing some puzzle pieces or have you noticed that you can only find one earring?) A regular drain cleaning by a local Ogden expert will help keep these minor situations from piling up and turning into a huge plumbing nightmare. Your toilet can also end up clogged by the usual issue of using an excessive amount of toilet paper, but also from depositing things like floss, kitty litter, medication, or flushable wipes into the septic system. If the pipes get clogged, by toys, kitty litter, or anything else, it will probably also affect the water pressure balance of your whole plumbing system. If you don’t address these issues quickly by calling for an expert in drain cleaning, you may end up with cracked pipes. Or more severe, your pipes could fully burst leaving you without running water in your home. Don’t forget, what drains down can also come up. Regrettably, you might know this already with past episodes with a clogged toilet, but backing up can also happen in your home’s sinks. Have you ever been washing dishes after dinner and noticed the water wasn’t draining and that vegetable you rinsed down there a couple minutes ago is now swimming around? A routine drain cleaning, or an emergency drain cleaning when you first realize the clog, can avoid these situations completely and prevent your drains from getting clogged and causing odor to back up into your home along with the water. For expert drain cleaning in Ogden, call Barlow Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. We are available 24/7/365 for all your plumbing needs, so if you have an emergency at 10 o’clock at night or it’s just been awhile since your last drain cleaning, we are just a call away.